Published Jun 22, 2009Connecticut-based hardcore/metal outfit Hatebreed have always maintained an interesting history with record labels. Originally signing on with Victory Records for a tumultuous relationship, they've also called Universal and Koch/E1 home while still occasionally putting stuff out with Roadrunner Records.
Well, in order to clear up some of the confusion, the band have inked an exclusive worldwide deal with Roadrunner for their forthcoming studio effort, tentatively due in September/October. E1 will continue to handle their affairs in North America, though.
The eponymous album will be the follow-up to 2006's Supremacy but comes out mere months after their last effort For the Lions, a collection of cover tunes.
According to front-man Jamey Jasta, the CD will be paired with a bonus DVD containing footage of the group's performances at the Download (UK), Wacken Open Air (Germany) and Kobetasonik (Spain) festivals.
The album is being recorded at Planet Z studios in Hadley, MA. Says Jasta, "It's definitely hard as hell and there isn't a lot of sludgy doomy stuff from my [side effort] Kingdom of Sorrow experience. A couple things may be vocally similar, but it's the upbeat, aggressive approach that we always take. Everyone stepped up their game with the covers record and that challenged us to match the intensity and speed, and to do solos. This will be our first record with guitar solos. We're not known for that. We hope to top 2002's Perseverance," which was the band's most commercially successful release.